'The Jeremy Kyle Show' Suspended As Guest Dies In Week After Filming
The Jeremy Kyle Show has been suspended from broadcast after one if its guests died just days after filming, an ITV spokeswoman has confirmed.
Today's (Monday, 13th May) episode has not aired and has instead been replaced with a repeat episode of Dickinson's Real Deal.
Both filming and broadcasting of the talk show will no longer go ahead while an investigation is underway of the episode in which the guest appeared. It is unclear at this point if or when the show will return.
The name of the guest, and the circumstances surrounding their death, has not been revealed.
An ITV spokeswoman confirmed that the show has been taken off air for now, saying: "Everyone at ITV and The Jeremy Kyle Show is shocked and saddened at the news of the death of a participant in the show a week after the recording of the episode they featured in and our thoughts are with their family and friends.
"ITV will not screen the episode in which they featured."
The spokesperson added: "Given the seriousness of this event, ITV has also decided to suspend both filming and broadcasting of The Jeremy Kyle Show with immediate effect in order to give it time to conduct a review of this episode of the show."
The change to the schedule was announced last minute on the channel today ahead of The Jeremy Kyle Show airing in its usual 9:25am slot.
"Now, an in a change to the advertised schedule. We're in Doncaster for the Real Deal," an ITV announcer said during an ad break.
The Jeremy Kyle Show has been on air since July 2005 and has been a regular of daytime television since then.
It is filmed at MediaCityUK in Salford with Jeremy Kyle fronting the talk show.
The programme attempts to mediate an array of issues and conflicts between family and friends in front of studio audience.
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